Fraudulent calls harm democracy

Dear Friends,

If you’ve been paying attention to the media lately, you’ll be aware of the robocall scandal. The governing Conservatives may have made robotic or live calls to as many as 34 ridings in Canada, putting Stephen Harper’s majority into question. The ridings called include Barrie and Elizabeth May’s own riding of Saanich–Gulf Islands.

Elizabeth’s book Losing Confidence dealt with this and other voter suppression in a (sadly) prescient way.

Now we have the challenge of facing those consequences, both as Green Party supporters in Barrie, and nation-wide. In contrast to sneaky dirty tricks, our election campaign included a live telephone town hall where Barrie voters could directly speak with our candidate, Erich Jacoby-Hawkins. But even legal, open communication like this costs money, so we need your support to help us get out a principled message in the next election to counter the other parties’ vote suppression tactics.

So we’re offering you a special deal. If you donate at least $50 to the Barrie Green Party, we’ll send you an autographed copy of Elizabeth’s book Losing Confidence.

You can donate online, call Erich at 705-730-7591 or mail a cheque (payable to Barrie Federal Green Party Association) to 65 Cedar Point Dr. Unit 278 Barrie, ON L4N 9R3

Thank you for your ongoing support and confidence.


Peter V. Tretter
Barrie Federal Green Party Association